Sunday Market information
Most carpet dealers display their wares at the Sunday Market pavilion. The rugs here are made of everything from silk to synthetics. The brightly coloured felt shyrdakhs from Kyrgyzstan are a good buy; don't pay more than Y450 for a large one. The best regional carpets were once made in Hotan, but these days the designs are modern and finding traditional designs can be difficult. Also, some carpets are actually manufactured in the factories in Tiānjīn. Be careful when you shop.